Democratic senators deserve credit for thoughtful, probing questions at today’s hearing. In the end, Judge Thapar did nothing to alleviate concerns that he is an ultraconservative jurist, handpicked by the Federalist Society, who passed all of Donald Trump’s litmus tests for judicial nominees. If anything, he showed even less inclination to be independent from Trump than Justice Neil Gorsuch, who at least disavowed Trump’s insults of federal judges. Thapar would not do the same.
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